Health

CitySeed

CitySeed is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide access to fresh, local food for all New Haven residents. They believe access is a combination of proximity to food, affordability of food, and knowledge about food. The Fellow will work with the Market Management Team to increase community outreach regarding CitySeed’s SNAP Doubling and Farmers Market Nutrition programs, and will also assist with the creation and management of events at the Farmers Markets.

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Agency website: cityseed.org


New Haven Urban Resources Initiative

The Urban Resources Initiative is a nonprofit Yale University partnership that transforms people and places through urban greening. They work to cultivate community-based land stewardship, promote environmental education, advance the practice of urban forestry, and provide Yale students with clinical learning opportunities. The program conducts resident-led environmental restoration, builds community, and fosters stewardship and civic empowerment. The Fellow will provide technical and skills training support to six or seven community groups engaged in environmental rehabilitation projects, such as tree planting, vacant lot restoration, or invasive species removal. 

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Agency website: uri.yale.edu


Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Southern CT

In pursuit of systemic change, Sickle Cell Association of America - Southern CT (SCDAA.SC)/ Michelle’s House embraces prevention strategies to enhance the quality life and well-being of the Sickle Cell Community (SCC), and to provide individuals and families with critical education and access to direct and support services. The Fellow will use the organization’s needs assessment data to write a report on the status of sickle cell disease in New Haven and throughout CT.

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Agency website: michelleshousect.org